House in Sendai-Kasumi by Kiyonobu NakagameОпубликовано: 12.04.2008
architects Kiyonobu Nakagame have
updated their website, showing work including House in Sendai-Kasumi.
house, overlooking the city of Sendai, was completed in September last year.
some information from Kiyonobu Nakagame and Associates:
house sits on the hill top that overlooks the city of Sendai, situated within
the area called Yakiyama offering magnificent views of cliffs that rise from
the Hirose River running at the bottom.
has an elongated configuration in a North/South orientation, adjoined by
existing houses on both sides.
planning was conceived in relation to the density of neighboring houses and
consisted of the elongated volume placed along the site and the large garden
adjoined to it.
the site descends towards the cliff side the house volume is lifted up,
creating the gap between them in which the garden, the living room and even
the marvelous view of Sendai integrate with each another and become a large
unified site as a whole.
of HVAC, we contrived effective heating systems. Although Sendai is not fully
a cold district adequate heating devices were still necessary, considering the
frequent strong north winds blowing up the hill. Hydronic radiant floor
heating was applied to the entire floor area in the large room on the 1st
floor. Furthermore, hydronic heating is also provided on the walls in each
room, creating comfortable spaces with the radiant heat.
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Kiyonobu Nakagame & Associates
Kanebako structural engineers
date: September, 2007
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